Variety: Retailers to recall unsold Retaliation merchandise?

G.I. Joe Retiation - moved to March 29, 2013

When it rains, it pours– at least for Joe fans. 

Hot on the heels of recent news about the rescheduling of G.I. Joe: Retaliation’s premiere from June 29, 2012 to March 29, 2013, ran this bit of news:

Yanking G.I. Joe toys with retailers

Reversal causes spirited round of musical shelves

At major retailers nationwide, something is missing from the toy aisles: “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” action figures. In their place, an empty space.With Paramount moving the actioner from June 29 to March 29, 2013, to give it more muscle at the box office with 3D, retailers are being asked to send back the line of Hasbro toys that were starting to appear on shelves.

Some Walmart, Toys R Us and Target locations had started to stock the toys this week, although they weren’t supposed to make them available until next week. Those that did wanted to get a jump on demand, and some of the 47 items that would’ve been sold are expected to show up on eBay at inflated prices by the end of the weekend.

In a statement, released Friday, Hasbro said: “G.I. Joe is an ongoing consumer franchise and therefore there is merchandise available to consumers. There is a limited amount of ‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’ product at retail now, but in light of the movie moving out to March 29, 2013, the majority of the movie line will be made available early next year in time for the film’s release.”

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Video review of Jazwares A-Team movie figures!

My good friend TheMatrix8475 (and long-time toy run cohort) beat me to the punch with a video review of one of my most-anticipated toy lines of 2010: Jazwares A-Team movie figures!  Featuring (now) Agent Lynch, Hannibal, Face, BA, and “Howlin’ Mad” Murdock plus one awesome GMC van, this toy line combines affordability, playability, and selection.  Of course, don’t take my word for it– check out TheMatrix’s great review below.  (Plus, sit through the credits!  It’s not Samuel L. Jackson, but it’s close!)

The A-Team movie hits theatres on Friday and the toys can be found in stores at Target and Toys R Us.  The complete 80’s series was recently released on DVD and is available at

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SDCC coverage continues! More pics from Nomad!

SDCC LogoJust a quick update, more pics of the SDCC G.I. Joe products have been posted– including more more images from Sideshow, Hasbro (3.75″, Combat Heroes, Action Battlers) – including the forthcoming TRU exclusive Bench Press and the forthcoming Target exclusive sets.

Check out the pics here!

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Target Exclusive “Rise of Cobra” RHINO available to order!

Target Exclusive RHINO

Target Exclusive RHINO

Check out this listing at G.I. Joe – The Rise of Cobra R.H.I.N.O. Vehicle

According to the listing, it ships “within 24 hours” with “free shipping”. 

Want that exclusive 25A Rampage (aka “Heavy Metal”) figure?  If so, it’s time to place an order!

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Madmac41 reviews the Target Conquest & Rattler!

target.gifWhile the “senior staff” has been on a sabbatical at JBL, Scott “Madmac41” McAllister has been busy snapping up the latest 25A product to hit the store shelves.  His latest aquisitions are none other than the Target-exclusive Conquest X-30 and Cobra Rattler jets!

Check out Scott’s review in the 25th Anniversary Index!

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